Bagan Temples & Balloons

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Welcome to BaganBagan Birmania

Bagan in Central Myanmar is one of the most impressive  heritage sites anywhere on this amazing planet. Situated on the banks of the Arrawaddy River with over 2230 temples siloiteed against the red rising sun this is quintasentual Myanmar. cattle wonder down the dusty lanes as Monks walk single file accross before you.

The majority of the sites were built between 1057-1287 AD. With over 2230 pagoda and stupda’s Bagan was Myanmar’s known attraction with good reason. The building boom which brought about Bagan’s temples were the vision of King, A central aspect of Myanmar Buddhism is the belief that merit is granted to those who donate to the construction or referbishment of Temples and Pagoda’s.  in 1287 Ad the construction of Bagan and indeed the city itself was brought to an abrupt end due to the intrusion of the Mogol army in northern Myanmar, with the vast majority of the city being abandoned at that point.

Best way to see the Temples

Hot Air Balloon rides over Bagan

An early morning balloon ride is the best way to take in the sunrise and appreciate the sheer scale of Bagan, flights are provided by Oriental Balloons and Balloons over Bagan. Flights take approximately 45 minutes.

By Bike
For the fit and keen the bike is always an option, pathways are laced throughout the temples so finding a suitable road is not an issue, however it is easy to get dis-orentated to take a map before you leave your guesthouse. The entire site is 16 square km’s it can get very hot so take plenty of water and have a great time. 

By Cart
One of the most beautiful methods by either Horse or Bollock it may not be the quickest way to get around but certainly one of the most authentic, one really gets an appreciation for the fabric of time and the extraordonary feet it was to construct this vast city.



Compare Bagan Balloons 

Balloon rides are undertaken by Balloons over Bagan and Oriental Balloons, both will pickup from your hotel.

Balloons over Bagan                                       45 minute flight                        USD 330 per person                  More info and Bookings

Oriental Balloons                                            45 minute flight                        Circa 380 per person                  More info and Bookings

Golden Eagle Balloons                                  45 Minute Flight                       Circa 380 per person                  More info and Bookings


Getting to Bagan

Cruise Boat
The famous “Road to Mandalay” actually refers to the Boat cruise up the Arrawaddy river from Yangon to Mandalay, passing by Bagan.

Flights into Bagan run daily from Yangon which is a 90 minute flight. Regular flights can also be made from Mandalay.

Bus’s are available from Mandalay and Yangon

Transport from your Hotel to Bagan Temples
This is organised in most instances by your hotel, there are plenty of transort businesses providing transport out to the .


Bagan  Resorts


Amazing Bagan Resort

The name says it all, beautiful high end resort on the shores on Ngapali Beach Rates. the stand alone accommodation sits beautifully beneath the towering palm trees on the waters edge.  between USD 100-240 per night. Phone 95 43 42011
More info and Bookings HERE






Bagan Hilton

The Hilton Myanmar its working hard to deviver their high standard to those wishing to stay in Bagan, the Resort is currently under construction and is expected to be open in 2016
More info and Bookings HERE







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